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Letter: ‘The public want alliances more than tribalism, and are fed up with constant fighting and petty arguments’

vix lowthion

With the prospect of a general election the Green Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate asks whether we could see real, significant alliances on the Isle of Wight. Vix says thousands hope so, and some are trying to make it happen.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 8:34am

By Vix Lowthion with 11 readers' comments

Letter: IWC must withdraw Crossways plan – town is at capacity

Illustration for crossways development of 154 dwellings

Peter Lloyd says the East Cowes has doubled in size and is unable to cope, with schools, doctors the dentist and drainage at full capacity.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 1:06pm

By Peter Lloyd with 5 readers' comments

Open Letter to Isle of Wight MP: No-deal Brexit was never on the ballot

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In this open letter to Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, Mr Goodman says he believes, "we can still apply the Brexit brakes for long enough to let people make their first informed decision on our three basic brexit options".

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 10:22am

By Steven Goodman with 31 readers' comments

Letter: Look at the facts, think again and vote to stop Brexit

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The Leader of the Isle of Wight LibDems says that if the Prime Minister breaks his firm promise not to have an election, the most important decision for the Island is to think again and vote to stop Brexit.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 8:53am

By Nick Stuart with 17 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Jo Swinson inspirational leader’, says former parliamentary candidate

Jo Swinson

Nick Belfitt says the new Liberal Democrat leader is young, dynamic and passionate in what she believes in.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:52pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 8 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight council must ‘ditch this plan’ to disrupt young children’s education

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Steve Cowley believes the Isle of Wight council's plan to close Yarmouth school is disruptive and possibly 'financially irresponsible'. Over 90% of Shalfleet and Yarmouth parents oppose the plans.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 9:59am

By Steve Cowley

Letter: Isle of Wight Council remains strongly committed to supporting children with SEND

paul brading at cowes enterprise college

Cllr Paul Brading challenges the view of Peter Shreeve from the NEU, who suggested that young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being failed. He sets out why.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 7:23pm

By Paul Brading with one comment

Letter: The life of multiple award-winning journalist, Julian Assange, could be in jeopardy

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This reader believes Julian Assange’s life is in jeopardy and urges anyone else also concerned to act now. She lists how you can help.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 9:54am

By Anna Fauzy-Ackroyd with 13 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight Council is not helpless over 5G and has duty to protect Islanders

stop 5g protestors

The Stop 5G on the Isle of Wight group say "5G is experimental, it has not been proven safe by industry or any other Authority and has no place in our community".

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 6:43pm

By Janice Jacobs with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Refusal to allow mobility scooter on train a ‘personal attack on people with disabilities’

Islandline trains

Trevor Long says Island Line Train's 'company policy' to not allow mobility scooters is a personal attack on people with disabilities.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 10:13am

By Trevor Long with 6 readers' comments

Letter: ‘C’mon Dave Stewart don’t treat us for fools’

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Steve Gibbs believes changes to how petitions will be accepted, a reduction in the number of public meetings, and the lack of written responses from the council constitute the death of democracy on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 9:35am

By Steve Gibbs with one comment

Letter: Beware government’s new GP practice contracts, says NHS campaigners

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IOW Save Our NHS is one of dozens of campaign groups across England running a letter-writing campaign urging GPs not to sign the new contracts and making the public aware of how the profession will be severely compromised.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 3:03pm

By Christine Lightbody with 3 readers' comments